rest on/upon

phrasal verb

rested on/upon; resting on/upon; rests on/upon
: to depend or rely on (someone or something)
All our hopes rested on one man.
: to stop moving and look at (someone or something)
His eyes/gaze rested on the letter.
: to be based on (something)
His theory rested upon two important pieces of evidence.

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“Rest on/upon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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